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March Money Madness

We know you'll come out a winner if you follow our trusted financial advice.

Before you settle into your favorite easy chair to watch the Sweet 16 college basketball teams battle it out for the Final Four slots in the NCAA tournament, let us help you develop a winning portfolio, come out ahead in the savings game and score big on a paycheck.

Below you'll find Kiplinger's Elite Eight -- recent stories that have been popular among readers for the great financial advice they impart. These tips are guaranteed to be a slam dunk.

Get Rich on a Paycheck
You don't have to be an entrepreneur to make it big. Follow these 12 steps to amass a million dollars as an employee.

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50 Ways to Save More Cash
Kiplinger's readers share their secrets for cutting costs and pocketing more dough. Plus, we chip in some strategies of our own.


How to Choose Winning Funds
Although picking winners has some art to it, as well as science, it's easier if you approach fund selection rationally. Use these seven steps to pick funds like a pro.

Ride a Roth to Riches
You don't need to work hard to make a million bucks. Invest in a Roth IRA, and let the power of tax-sheltered compound interest do all the work for you.

The Lure of Rising Dividends
Whether you're 25 or 75, you can use dividend trends to flag solid growth companies run by managers who truly care about their shareholders.

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck
By tracking your expenses, setting goals and cutting costs, you can avoid scrambling to make ends meet each month and actually start saving money.


Simple Formulas for Success
This fund company uses computer models to pick stocks. And its recipes are surprisingly straightforward.

13 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Don't let an oversight force you to overpay your taxes. Here's a baker's dozen of deductions that you could easily miss or never realize you were entitled to take.